Research approach
The task was to use design research, thinking and skills to create an asset that Sherry Fitzgerald could own as a contribution to the discussion on the housing crisis.


In my role as lead researcher, I undertook extensive desk research that included official government and industry reports; broadsheet journalism and opinion pieces; social media conversations, and examples of international research projects and best practices.

I designed and facilitated a discovery workshop. Participants included the Sherry Fitzgerald steering team, an external consultant who provided expert knowledge in the area of county planning, and a number of colleagues participating as citizens and interested parties.

We workshopped the problem looking at stakeholder relationships on a power-interest matrix, upstream causes and downstream effects, as well as identifying a series of loops that perpetuate the system.

Mark